Dominican Pride in New York City

O Girl Media attended the 2017 Dominican Day Parade, celebrating the people and culture of the Dominican Republic. In its 35th year the parade was attended by thousands who marched along 6th Avenue to the sounds of Dominican music.   This years theme “Nuestra historia, al ritmo de guira tambora y acordeon is an ode to the richness and diversity of Dominican culture. It’s a fusion of African, European and Taino roots. Dominican Americans are Read more about Dominican Pride in New York City[…]

Up Close and Personal with Coach Robert Hughes, Sr.

I grew up chanting, “Yeah!! We going to Midland!” As the boys crushed another team to advance in the playoffs I know the agony of defeat I was there in 93 when they scored 70+pts And became the State Champs. I remember the names, familiar faces Of life long fans you only see during the season I’ve caravanned with family members to Midland and Austin No city in Texas was too far I followed the Read more about Up Close and Personal with Coach Robert Hughes, Sr.[…]

Happy Fourth of Ju-Lie!

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming, It’s Fourth of July! America’s Independence Day! The day we celebrate our country with patriotic red, white and blue. I wanted to spend the day at the beach being a bum! I’ve never celebrated the nationwide holiday at the beach! In Texas my longstanding tradition was the backyard family BBQ every year. It never failed. Read more about Happy Fourth of Ju-Lie![…]

Lessons From My Grandfather

My maternal grandparents died before I was born in the 1980’s. I have never seen a photograph of my grandfather. He passed away when my mom was 12 years-old in 1959. My grandmother died in 1973. My grandmother was Correen Hudson and her husband was Spencer Harris. Grandma Correen was born in Carthage, Texas in 1905. Grandpa Spencer was born in Deberry, Texas in 1903. It’s suspected their parents were born either during slavery or Read more about Lessons From My Grandfather[…]

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